10 Resources for Writers | An Author’s Toolkit

Tools and Resources for Writers Here’s my top 10 list of essential tools and resources for writers: 1. A dictionary – I prefer a physical copy. 2.  A thesaurus – this should come with your word processer application and should be used during the revision of your novel. Don’t go crazy! You don’t want long…

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Writing a Synopsis and Novel Outline

Writing a Synopsis for your Novel What is a synopsis? A synopsis is a shortened version of your novel from beginning to end. It is more detailed than the blurb you will read at the back of the book. At times, writing a synopsis can be harder than writing an actual novel. It should be written…

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The London Book Fair 2016 Part 3

London Book Fair: Author Perspectives & Children’s Book Publishing Peter James The London Book Fair welcomed the thriller author, Peter James, talked about the extensive research he undertakes for his novels. This includes being shut in a coffin, going on police raids and watching live autopsies. He advises to read what you want to write,…

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The London Book Fair 2016 Self-Publishing Part 1

I joined the London Book Fair Author Club on the spur of the moment. This gave me priority access to the LBF, reserved front row seats and discounted, and free entry to Reed Expo events such as the London Book and Screen week, which sad to say, I wasn’t able to take advantage of. The…

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Running a Fiverr Book Promotion

Running a Fiverr Book Promotion If you’re running a free or discounted book promo, Fiverr.com is an affordable to net a fair amount of downloads. Fiverr, as the website suggests, means that you pay a minimum of five dollars for business services. Search under “Book Promotion” and select a high reviewed service provider. They will…

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The London Book Fair Seminar Takeaways

The London Book Fair was held in the vast Olympia Exhibition Centre. I knew Earls Court like the back of my hand, so I had to set out early for this one. As expected The Author HQ was packed to capacity. The London Book Fair: PR and Marketing Seminar Takeaways Giveaway copies of your book Do…

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On Writing: How Not to Write a Cover Letter

Dear Lameadvice.com, I want to learn how to write a cover letter to send to a publisher along with my manuscript. Please can you tell me how I should going about doing this? Dear S.K. Most certainly! Writing a cover letter is not that hard, just don’t go into detail about your story. You want to…

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